Park Forest Police Reports for February 16, 2012

Park Forest Police Station
The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–Editor’s Note: We continue our reporting on news from police reports. Besides covering the many stories from around Park Forest that otherwise might go unnoticed, we want to bring more complete coverage of police reports than is reported by other local media.

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Police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on February 6 to investigate a report of harassment by telephone. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A juvenile was arrested on January 6 and processed on a charge of possession of cannabis when an officer working at Rich East High School was summoned to the gym area.

A rear door of a residence in the 400 block of Suwanee Street was discovered to be forced open on February 7. Nothing was reported missing from the residence.

A resident told police on February 7 that, when attempting to file his income tax return, he was advised by his accountant that his taxes have already been filed. The resident confirmed this with the Internal Revenue Service. Police are investigating this as a case of identity theft.

A window of a residence in the 300 block of Todd Street was reported damaged on February 7.

A woman’s watch valued at $50, a black LG flip phone valued at $100, 21 Xbox games valued at $1050, and an Xbox game system valued at $400 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of New Salem Street on February 7.

Two juveniles were arrested issued municipal citations charging possession of tobacco when an officer in the area of Blackhawk Drive and Somonauk Drive at approximately 9:49 AM on February 7, a school day, observed subjects walking down the street, possibly high school aged.

A juvenile was arrested on February 8 and issued a municipal citation charging possession of cannabis when an officer on duty in the 100 block of East Sycamore Drive on an unrelated investigation discovered what he considered to be suspicious activity, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Sheraton Street to investigate a residential burglary on February 8. Police say entry appeared to have been made through an unlocked window. Nothing was reported missing from the residence.

A juvenile was arrested on February 8 and issued a municipal citation charging battery when police responded to the 300 block of Shabbona Drive to investigate a report of a fight.

A 14 karat gold King Tut medallion valued at $600, a silver and gold Movado watch valued at $800, approximately $290 cash, 12 pairs of miscellaneous cufflinks valued at $290, and miscellaneous costume jewelry valued at $50 were reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Sheridan Street on February 8.

An Xbox game console value to $300, a handgun magazine containing Rowlands valued at $35, a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun valued at $300, approximately $3300 cash, a Dell laptop computer valued at $700, a Sony PlayStation 3 game console value to $300, a sharp 52-inch flat-screen television valued at $1000, a jewelry box containing an undetermined amount of jewelry valued at $500, a Toshiba 55-inch flat-screen television valued at $1000, A Sharp 60-inch flat-screen television valued at $1000, a Sony CD player valued at $300, a Nintendo Wii game console value to $300, a Sony PlayStation 3 game console value to $300 and a Sony surround sound receiver valued at $500, were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Indiana Street on February 9. A window of the residence was reported shattered.

A juvenile was arrested on February 9 and charged with residential burglary when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Wilson Street to investigate a report of suspicious subjects in the backyard of a residence. A second juvenile was arrested and charged with residential burglary in connection with this incident after detectives took the juvenile into custody in Country Club Hills, following a lead in the investigation.

Several scratches on the exterior of a vehicle were reported to police at the Park Forest Police Department on February 10.

A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Miami Street on February 10.

Please were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department on February 10 to investigate a report of fraud. A resident told police that when his father attempted to claim him as a dependent on his tax returns, he was told by the IRS that someone else had already claimed him as a dependent.

Kizzie Beck, 33, 100 Chestnut St., Park Forest, was arrested on February 10 and charged with visitation interference when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department to investigate a report of unlawful child visitation interference.

A 1 to 2 month old female blue nose pit bull valued at $400 was reported stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Osage Street on February 11. Police have suspect information and continue to investigate.

A window of a residence in the 100 block of Westwood Drive was reported shattered on February 10.

A 46-inch LED Samsung television and a 19-inch LED Samsung television were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive on February 10.

Kevin Radcliff, 35, 1608 Astor St., Calumet City, was arrested on February 11 and charged with visitation interference when police were dispatched to the Park Forest Police Department regarding a child visitation interference problem.

A 47-inch Vizio flat-screen television, a 4 GB Xbox 360 with controllers, a PlayStation 3 game with controllers, and two Xbox games were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Allegheny Street on February 11.

The driver’s side mirror of a vehicle parked in the first block of Ash Street was reported shattered and destroyed on February 12.

A juvenile was arrested on February 13 and processed on charges of possession of cannabis, obstructing, and escape when an officer working at Rich East High School was notified that a student was in possession of cannabis inside the high school.

A washer and dryer valued at $300, a hot water heater valued at $400, a furnace valued at $300, and approximately $10 of copper pipe were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Apache Street on February 14.

Isidro Cardenas, Jr., 19, 220 Broadway St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on February 14 and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct — filing a false police report, according to police — when police were dispatched to the 100 block of Blackhawk Drive to investigate a report of battery.

A Nintendo Wii game system valued at $200, 10 Nintendo Wii video games valued at $500, a Hewlett-Packard netbook computer valued at $400, and iPad computer valued at $800, a 47-inch Sony LED television, a jewelry box containing several pieces of jewelry, a 37-inch flat-screen television valued at $400, and Xbox game system valued at $200, and an Xbox remote control valued at $50 were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Kentucky Street on February 14.

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